New GE software & hardware squeezes more productivity out of wind turbines www.gereports.com

New GE software & hardware squeezes more productivity out of wind turbines

GE says its new PowerUp software and hardware technology allows wind farm operators to monitor performance in real time and boost power output by as much as 5% per turbine. The company says this could translate to a 20% increase in profit.

A post in www.gereports.com says one wind farm operator, EDPR Renewables, “plans to install the system at five wind farms in Oklahoma, Indiana and Illinois. The technology could squeeze as much as 420,000MW-hours of extra electricity from the farms’ combined 402 turbines, enough to power 33,000 average U.S. homes.”

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